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  • Writer's pictureKristina Elyse Butke

Another Fairy Tale Tag!

Castle with bridge in misty background against sky -- Another Fairy Tale Tag!
Photo by Cederic Vandenberghe on Unsplash

I found this tag through Sailor Jennie and it uses fairy tales to ask themed questions about yourself. So, this post isn't so much about books or the stories themselves, but another way of getting to know me! I hope you find something interesting here!

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Snow White - Do you consider yourself beautiful?

I think I have a pretty face. But there are times I don't feel so good about myself.

Sleeping Beauty - How many hours do you sleep at night?

I usually go to bed (as in lie down) really early at night now. I'm in pajamas and stretched out by 7 or 8pm. But I don't fall asleep until around 10. I wake up a lot in the night due to nightmares, so my sleep doesn't feel restful. I feel like I need nine hours of sleep to be functional, but I get anywhere from four to seven hours regularly.

Cinderella - Do you have a curfew?

No! I'm an adult!

Rapunzel - Do you love being outside?

Yes, especially in the forest. My favorite forest in the whole entire world is Shiratani Unsuikyo on the island of Yakushima in Japan.

Red Riding Hood - Do you trust strangers easily?

Strangers love to talk to me, and I feel pressured to converse with them, so I guess I trust them enough to do so.

The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids - Are you easily fooled?

Yes. I am gullible and have trouble discerning when people are sarcastic. I tend to take everyone at their word and have a hard time sussing out liars.

Beauty and the Beast - What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?

How they treat other people, how kind they are, how comfortable they are with themselves, and how honest they are.

The Little Mermaid - What would you sacrifice for love?

In the past I made sacrifices for love that were very self-destructive. I don't think I can do something like that again. So...I kind of don't want to make sacrifices at all. I feel like love shouldn't require a payment or sacrifice.

The Frog Prince - What do you find disgusting?

Almost all vegetables (they taste bitter to me), umeboshi, natto, anything pickled...if I want to go deeper than that (and not talk about food), I think cruelty, bullying, duplicity, and manipulativeness is disgusting.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Do you have any plants?

I have tried several times to have plants, particularly flowers, and I always kill them. I really should give up on being a plant mom.

Puss in Boots - Do you have pets? If not, do you want them?

At one point I briefly had three cats. I just couldn't afford to take care of my babies properly, and made a lot of stupid mistakes with them as a new pet owner who never had animals before. I had to take them to a shelter when I couldn't find people to take them in. I bawled my eyes out when it happened, because although I had them for a short time, I loved them.

Bluebeard - What is your weak point?

I have crappy self-esteem and frequently need validation when it comes to things I care about. I also have a hard time telling people "no" and have let people walk all over me before. I don't stand up for myself often, and I get scared of letting people down easily. I feel like this is all related and counts as one big weak point.

Pinocchio - What is your biggest wish?

To be a published author who can write full time for a living.

Peter Pan - What is your mental age?

I've matured a lot over the my 20s I think I had the mental age of a young, immature teenager, and that attitude continued on far too long. I calmed down a lot in my 30s and now I'm approaching my 40s, and I think my mental age matches my real age. I still make time to act goofy and silly, though.

The Star Money - What is your most valuable possession?

It's either my books or my computer(s). They are both valuable to me and I have something close to a panic attack when something goes wrong or I'm separated from them.

Gold Mary & Pitch Mary - Are you a hard worker or a lazy one?

If I am interested in it, I work very hard. If I hate it, I do the bare minimum of what's acceptable. I don't mean to be like this, but stress removes my motivation because I'm in survival mode and can't work when I'm unwell.

The Snow Queen - Who is your best friend? What would you do for them?

My friend Kathy. I love her so much! I don't want to say I'd do anything for her because I don't think I can be absolute about that for anybody, but I'd do a lot. I want to be there for her, but me being in Japan has made it hard. I miss her so much!

The Princess and the Pea - Are you sensitive?

Yes. I always have been. I cry very easily, when I'm sad or angry, but especially when I'm angry. I also take things very personally all of the time.

Godfather Death - What qualities make a good parent?

Wow! I'm not a parent so I don't know how to answer this question. If I think of my own parents, they were always very supportive of me and worked as hard as they could for their children. I can't thank them enough for that.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses / The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes - Do you like parties?

I like themed parties (like costume parties) just so I can dress up, but I'm actually quite socially awkward and don't like socializing on my own. If I don't know anyone at a party I clam up. I also get bored very easily.

The Emperor's New Clothes - Do you care a lot about your clothing?

Yes. I love costuming, so I throw a lot of myself into that, but even in terms of regular clothes, like what I wear to work and how I relax at home, I give a lot of thought to what I wear. The only exception is when I'm depressed...then I kind of look like a slob, only wearing a tee shirt and jeans. But I spend money on clothes and try to look presentable as much as possible.

The Brave Little Tailor - Do you consider yourself brave?

No. I think I am scared all the time.

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As always, friends, I'm tagging YOU! You can do this on your own blog and link back to me in the comments, or take some time choosing some questions to answer and commenting below. Have fun with it! Thank you so much for reading!


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